Patrick Ewing life and biography

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Patrick Ewing biography

Date of birth : 1962-08-05
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Fletchers Land, Kingston, Jamaica
Nationality : Jamaican-American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-01
Credited as : Basketball coach NBA, assistant coach for the Orlando Magic, NBA Draft

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Patrick Ewing is a Jamaican-American retired Hall of Fame basketball player and current assistant coach for the National Basketball Association's Orlando Magic. He played most of his career with the NBA's New York Knicks as their starting center and played briefly with the Seattle SuperSonics and Orlando Magic.

Career history:

New York Knicks (1985–2000)
Seattle SuperSonics (2000–2001)
Orlando Magic (2001–2002)

A first-ballot Hall-of-Famer and named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history, Patrick Ewing was named assistant coach of the Magic on June 27, 2007 and begins his fourth season on the bench with Orlando. He has also been an assistant coach with both Washington (2003-04) and Houston (2004-06).

Last season, Orlando reached the Eastern Conference Finals for the second consecutive year and Ewing served as an assistant coach for the East during the 2010 NBA All-Star Game. In 2008-09, he helped the Magic win the franchise’s second Eastern Conference championship and gain a berth in the NBA Finals.

Ewing played in 1,183 career NBA regular season outings during 17 seasons with New York, Seattle and Orlando, averaging 21.0 ppg., 9.8 rpg., 1.9 apg. and 2.45 blkpg. in 34.3 minpg. Ewing also appeared in 139 career playoff contests, averaging 20.2 ppg., 10.3 rpg., 2.0 apg. and 2.18 blkpg. in 37.5 minpg. He was originally drafted in the first round (first overall) by the Knicks in the 1985 NBA Draft and finished his career with the Magic in 2001-02.

Ewing participated in 11 NBA All-Star Games, including 10 consecutive appearances from 1988 through 1997. He was named to the All-NBA First Team in 1989-90 and to the All-NBA Second Team six times (1987-88, 1988-89, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93 and 1996-97). Ewing also earned NBA All-Defensive Second Team honors three times (1987-88, 1988-89, 1991-92), was the 1985-86 NBA Rookie of the Year and captured two Olympic gold medals (1984, 1992).

At the time of his retirement, Ewing ranked among the NBA’s all-time leaders in several categories. He stood fourth in blocked shots (2,894), sixth in defensive rebounds (8,855) and 13th in both scoring (24,815) and minutes played (40,594). He also ranked among all-time players in games played (1,183, T-21st), field goals attempted (19,241, 12th), free throws made (5,392, 18th) and attempted (7,289, 18th), total rebounds (11,606, 19th) and offensive rebounds (2,751, 24th). Ewing was named the NBA Player-of-the-Month five times during his career and picked up NBA Player-of-the-Week honors 12 times.

Ewing spent the first 15 seasons of his career with the New York Knicks. He ranks as the Knicks’ all-time leader in games played (1,039), points (23,665), minutes (37,586), field goals made (9,260), field goals attempted (18,224), free throws made (5,126), free throws attempted (6,904), rebounds (10,759), steals (1,061), blocked shots (2,758) and 40-plus scoring games (30). His 11 NBA All-Star Game selections is a franchise record and he was inducted into the Madison Square Garden Walk of Fame on Oct. 29, 1996. Ewing had his number 33 retired on Feb. 28, 2003.

Ewing was named as the 16th greatest college player of all time by ESPN.


Born Patrick Aloysius Ewing on August 5, 1962, Ewing is a native of Kingston, Jamaica. He served as president of the National Basketball Players Association from Sept. 1997 to June 2001.

Career highlights and awards:

11× NBA All-Star (1986, 1988–1997)
All-NBA First Team (1990)
6× All-NBA Second Team (1988–1989, 1991–1993, 1997)
3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1988–1989, 1992)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1986)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1986)
NCAA Men's Basketball Champion (1984)
NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player (1984)
Naismith College Player of the Year (1985)
Adolph Rupp Trophy (1985)

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